Friday, May 15, 2009

BOOKS, Pick of The Month: May

Everyone knows about Meg Cabot's books, right? So this month, since Melissa has a lot of Meg Cabot novels, we've decided to read her books and review them for you. This month, it is all Meg Cabot, baby!

"The Princess Diaries" by Meg Cabot

Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there's nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking algebra.

Is she ever in for a surprise.

First, Mom announces that she's dating Mia's algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn't have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance?

We Think: I love the Princess Diaries series. Really, I do. This book is sure to have you laughing. It is very light. Easy reading. Funny. Perfect for reading on the beach. This book is what I would describe, reading for fun.

"The Mediator" by Meg Cabot

Suze is a mediator - a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn't seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.

But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it's not that easy. There's a ghost with revenge on her mind... and Suze happens to be in the way.

We Think: One of my personal favourites. The chemistry between Suze and Jesse is awesome, and Jesse makes your heart melt. I'm not kidding. He is THAT hot. He makes me swoon. On a more serious note though, the story is good, eventhough the beginning is a bit boring.

"All American Girl" by Meg Cabot

Top Ten Reasons Samantha Madison is in Deep Trouble:

10. Her big sister is the most popular girl in school
9. Her little sister is a certified genius
8. She's in love with her big sister's boyfriend
7. She got caught selling celebrity portraits in school
6. And now she's being forced to take art classes
5. She's just saved the president of the United States from an assassination attempt
4. So the whole world thinks that she's a hero
3. Even though Sam knows that she is far, far from being a hero
2. And now she's been appointed teen ambassador to the UN

And the number one reason Sam's life is over?

1. The president's son just might be in love with her

We Think: Amusing, but not that great.

"1-800-Where-R-You" by Meg Cabot

Just because her best friend wants to exercise, Jessica Mastriani agrees to walk the two miles home from their high school. Straight into a huge Indiana thunderstorm - and straight into trouble.

Not that Jess has never been in trouble before. Her extracurricular activities, instead of cheerleading or 4-H, include fistfights with the football team and monthlong stints in detention - luckily, sitting right next to Rob, the sexiest senior around. But this trouble is serious.

Because somehow on that long walk home, Jessica acquired a newfound talent. An amazing power that can be used for good... or for evil.

We Think: Boring. Usually, Meg Cabot's books are good. But this one? I will give it a pass.

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